Girish Chandra Murmu (born 21 November 1959) is the 14th Comptroller and Auditor General of India[1] and the external auditor of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.[2] He is also the chairman of the United Nations Panel of External Auditors and the Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions. He is currently the external auditor of the WHO (2020-2023), succeeding the Auditor General of the Philippines.[3][4] He was the Inaugural Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir till 6 August 2020.[5][6] He is a retired 1985 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre and was principal secretary to Narendra Modi during his tenure as the Chief Minister of Gujarat.[7]

G. C. Murmu
ᱜᱤ᱾ ᱪᱚ᱾ ᱢᱩᱨᱢᱩ
14th Comptroller and Auditor General of India
Assumed office
8 August 2020
President
Preceded byRajiv Mehrishi
Chairman of the United Nations Panel of External Auditors
Assumed office
8 August 2020
Preceded byRajiv Mehrishi
1st Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir
In office
31 October 2019 – 6 August 2020
Chief MinisterVacant
Preceded byposition established
Satyapal Malik (as Governor)
Succeeded byManoj Sinha
Expenditure Secretary of India
In office
1 March 2019 – 30 October 2019
PresidentRamnath Kovind
Preceded byAjay Narayan Jha
Succeeded byAtanu Chakraborty
Personal details
Born
Girish Chandra Murmu

(1959-11-21) 21 November 1959 (age 64)
Betnoti, Odisha, India
NationalityIndia Indian
SpouseSmita Shukla Murmu
Children2
Alma mater
OccupationIAS officer

Early life and education edit

G.C. Murmu was born on 21 November 1959 in Betnoti village of Mayurbhanj district in Odisha in a Santal family.[8] He holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Utkal University. He also holds an MBA degree from University of Birmingham. He is the eldest among eight siblings, six brothers and two sisters. One of his brothers, Shirish Chandra Murmu is working as an Executive Director at the Reserve Bank of India as of 2022.[9][10]

Career edit

In 2001, when Narendra Modi became chief minister of Gujarat, Murmu was the Relief Commissioner. Shortly afterwards he became Commissioner, Mines and Minerals and thereafter Managing Director, Gujarat Maritime Board.[11]

Murmu's career took off in 2004 when he was made joint secretary of the Gujarat Home Department, which was headed by Amit Shah and directly supervised by Narendra Modi. He was given the task of handling the 2002 Gujarat riots cases. when Amit Shah was in jail, Murmu prepared his case papers.[citation needed]

On 31 October 2019, Murmu took charge as the 1st Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir after the formation of the new Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir under the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019. He succeeded Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik, to become the 1st Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.[12] Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Gita Mittal administered the oath of office at a function at Raj Bhavan.[13] On 5 August 2020, he resigned from his position.[14]

On 8 August 2020, he was appointed as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and will be in office till 20 November 2024.[15]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Former J&K lieutenant governor G C Murmu appointed new CAG". The Times of India. 6 August 2020. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  2. ^ ANI (20 November 2020). "India's CAG Murmu elected as External Auditor of Inter Parliamentary Union, Geneva". The Economic Times. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  3. ^ "United Nations Panel of External Auditors". www.un.org. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  4. ^ "CAG GC Murmu elected as External Auditor of Inter Parliamentary Union". www.jagranjosh.com. 21 November 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2021.
  5. ^ "GC Murmu appointed as J&K Lt Guv, RK Mathur for Ladakh". Deccan Herald. 25 October 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  6. ^ PTI (7 August 2020). "Manoj Sinha takes oath as LG of Jammu and Kashmir | India News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Who is G.C. Murmu, Modi aide and now J&K's first Lt Governor?". The Week. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  8. ^ Das, Anand ST (1 November 2019). "'A Tribal Boy Got a Big Opportunity': GC Murmu's Mother Elated over His Appointment as J&K's L-G". News18. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  9. ^ "From Mayurbhanj to Crown of India". Economic Times. 27 October 2019. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  10. ^ "From Mayurbhanj to crown of India, Girish Chandra Murmu's rise to top - ET Government". ETGovernment.com. 27 October 2019. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  11. ^ "PM Modi Hand Picks Murmu". The Outlook. 25 October 2019.
  12. ^ "For GC Murmu, J&K's first L-G, law and order will be top priority". 28 October 2019.
  13. ^ "GC Murmu sworn in as first Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir - The New Indian Express". www.newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  14. ^ Service, Tribune News. "GC Murmu resigns as Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor". Tribuneindia News Service.
  15. ^ "गिरीश चंद्र मुर्मू बने देश के नए CAG, गांधी-आंबेडकर को नमन कर संभाला पदभार". NDTVIndia (in Hindi). 8 August 2020. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
Political offices
Preceded by
Satya Pal Malik
As Governor of
Jammu and Kashmir
Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir
31 October 2019 - 6 August 2020
Succeeded by